A new ransomware variant that encrypts your phone and installs a new version of it is the latest threat to hit phones and computers around the world.
Key points: The new ransomware, called Kaspersky Crack, encrypts all the files you type in the lock screen and locks your phoneThe new ransomware has the ability to encrypt your entire hard driveThe malware also encrypts the files on the device if you run a different operating system from the one you’re usingThe ransomware is designed to steal money and data from compromised computersThe new variant has been detected in more than 20 countries and is now being used by hackers in at least seven countriesThe new variants of Kasperski Crack and Kasperskoin are different, and have different characteristics, but the ransomware variants are similar enough that the new variant is being used in several countries around the globe, the Australian Federal Police said in a statement.
Key point:Kaspersky’s latest ransomware is a variation of Kocker which encrypts files on your computer.
“These are not the same ransomware variant,” a spokeswoman said.
“We can confirm that the Kasperska ransomware variant was discovered in some countries in recent weeks and that it was deployed against victims in at most seven countries in the world,” she said.
Key to stopping ransomware is to keep a close eye on your files.
“To protect your data, you should delete any files that are not encrypted,” the spokeswoman said, adding that the ransomware encrypts its files as well as the ones you’re sharing.
“Once you’ve deleted any files, Kasperskin Crack will not decrypt them, so you won’t be able to access them,” the spokesperson said.
Ms Pate said that if you do manage to decrypt a file, you can quickly remove it by either using FileWipe or FilePicker to remove all traces of it.
“It’s important to note that if your data is encrypted, there is no way for Kaspersk to access it, so please make sure you do not share it with anyone,” she added.
“You can still get access to the encrypted files by copying them to your USB drive or copying them directly to the device’s SD card.”
Ms Pates advice for people who find their phone or computer infected with ransomware is not to pay attention to the screen.
“If you don’t see any signs of ransomware on the screen, it’s probably that you have infected your device,” she advised.
“There are a couple of ways to stop ransomware from encrypting your device, including using FilePickers, FileWiping, or a simple reset.”
Also, if you’re unable to delete any encrypted files on a device, you might want to try uninstalling any apps or software that are installed on the computer,” Ms Pate added.
The new Kaspersware variants have the ability of encrypting files on computers as well.”
This means that if the files are encrypted on your PC, they are encrypted in your phone,” the statement from the FPI said.
It said that Kaspersks encryption is “strong” and is “very likely to be used by a criminal”.”
It is not known if the new ransomware variants will be widely used, but they will be used for malicious purposes.
“Ms Patel said that the FBI was concerned about the spread of Kalypse ransomware, which is also named Kaspersker, which encrypt files on infected computers.”
The threat of ransomware attacks has been increasing, but it is important to remember that the threat is far from over,” she told the ABC.”
Malware can always be found, and we need to be vigilant.